Well I have soo many things to be grateful for this Mon. that I just had to share some of them with all of you. First, Melody had her first ultra sound this morning and we got GOOD news. Everything appears to be totally normal and healthy and they both saw and heard the little heartbeat. Mike was right there with her and they both were quite excited. Her doc. told her that the chances now for miscarriage have gone down to less than 5% which is just wonderful of course. However he wasn't able to determine at this early stage, one of the things we are concerned about, so she will have another in two weeks. Most of the problems that are possibilities will not be factors until she is much further along, but so far sooo VERY, VERY good. Poor Mel is quite sick with morning sickness which I guess is also good news as her doc assured her it means that her hormones are all doing their job well, and the pregnancy is healthy. She has lost a few pounds which she DEFINITELY does not have to lose, and he did say he is OK with her not gaining in the first trimester, but that he doesn't want to see her lose any more. So if she can't eat (right now it is SUCH s force...) he will have to give her something to help. She is definitely one of those people (now where could she get this?? haha) that fights taking any kind of medication unless she absolutely has to, so we are praying it won't be necessary. She is really pretty excited, and so am I, over this whole thing. The due date is Oct. 15th...seems very far away right now for this anxious grandma. And then...James & Larissa got back from their missionary trip to Costa Rica and all went well. The kids did well while they were gone, so it was a win/win situation. We went to little Donatella's second birthday party on Sat. It was pretty low key as Jim and Larissa had just gotten back the night before and were sooo tired. Think 7 days and 6 nights with 16 teen-agers, haha...My camera was dead so I didn't get ANY pictures. = ( I am hoping Larissa might post some on her facebook and then I will steal them, but for now I haven't got any. It was SUCH a nice day. Donatella was just ADORABLE as always. How I love to hear her talk. And talk she does...in complicated sentences; just as cute as she could be. We stopped and picked up little Jeffie on our way so that he could play with the kids. I spent my day the way I like best...watching my grandkids enjoy life...I just have to tell you one more little story. After the party we went out to eat with my son and his family. It was sooo cold, and I am NEVER cold so you know it was pretty bad. I had complained a couple of times about how cold my hands were. Anyway, as we were walking out to our cars, little JD (4 years) says to me, "Grandma, are your hands still cold?" And I answered and said, "Yes, JD they are freezing." The next thing I knew he took one of my hands in his two little warm ones and began rubbing them back and forth to warm mine up. It was JUST the sweetest thing. But then he is just the sweetest little boy. I have a busy week coming up and I am VERY grateful that my body isn't hurting nearly as bad. Thank you for all the kind words, encouragement, and emails I received from you all. I appreciate it soo much.